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Evidence: Coroner Report
 

Office of the Yoknapatawpha County Coroner

Coroner's Case Number:
 
000048-0103-2010

Coroner's Investigator at Incident:
 Luwinda Johnson

Incident Date:
 01-03-2010

Incident Address:
 702 North Lamar, Oxford, MS

SUMMARY REPORT OF SCENE

Name:
Devlin Whitmore Beauchamp

Date of Birth:
4-19-68

Race:
White

Sex:
 Male

Date of Death:
 
Approximate time.11:00 P.M. 01-02-2010 and 1:00 A.M. 01-03-2010

YCSD Case #:
000048-0103-2010

CORONER'S INSPECTOR'S PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT:

Upon initial examination, Devlin Whitmore Beauchamp's death appears to be the result of multiple blows to the head inflicted with extreme force using a blunt instrument. Exact count of the number of blows is undetermined at this time.

At the time of discovery, the body was in an advanced state of rigor mortis. This observation, in conjunction with assessment of the body temperature, ambient temperature and other factors affecting body temperature dissipation, supports a preliminary time of death estimate of approximately 11-13 hours prior to initial examination of the body. At the time of this report's filling, the estimated probable time frame for time of death is between approximately 11:00 p.m. January 2, 2010 and approximately 1:00 a.m. January 3, 2010. Additional information regarding time of death may be discovered during autopsy.

The body was removed from the scene at approximately 6:30 p.m. January 3, 2010 and transported to the Coroner's Office for autopsy.

Devlin Whitmore Beauchamp was officially pronounced dead at the scene, based on the Coroner's Inspector's examination of the body in situ. Official pronouncement on time and cause of death is pending autopsy results.

SUBMITTED 01/03/10, 7:15 p.m.

//Luwinda Johnson, Coroner's Inspector


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